The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde
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Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
Book DescriptionHere in one volume are his immensely popular novel, "The Picture Of Dorian Gray"; his last literary work, the "Ballad Of Reading Goal," a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: "Lady Windermere's Fan," his first dramatic success; "An Ideal Husband," which continued to poke fun at conventional morality; "The Importance Of Being Earnest," his finest comedy; and "Salome," a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French, now in a new translation by Richard Elman. Every selection appears in its entirely--a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, whom Max Beerbohm so aptly labeled "a lord of language."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553212549
(175mm x 105mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
Country of Publication: United States
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On its first publication The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-siecle decadence. Although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse.With an Afterword by Peter Harness."
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Author Biography - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was born into a socially prominent Anglo-Irish family in Dublin in 1854. A gifted student, he entered Oxford in 1874, where he fell under the aesthetic influence of Walter Pater and John Ruskin. He was soon well known as a dandy, wit, and man-about-town, but married in 1884. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY was published in 1891, as was his essay, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," but he found critical and popular sucess in the theater with his comedies: "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892), "A Woman of No Importance" (1892) "An Ideal Husband" (1895), and "The Importance of Being Earnest "(1895). In 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry sought to end the close relationship between his son, Lord Alfred Douglas, and Wilde, publicly referring to Wilde as a homosexual. After losing a lawsuit against the Marquess for libel, Wilde was arrested and served two years of hard labor at Reading and Pentonville prisons. Wilde was deserted by his wife and friends and upon his release in 1897, he moved to France under an assumed name, where he finished writing "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," and traveled to Italy with Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde died suddenly in Paris in November of 1900.
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